Accession Number : ADA018648

Title :   Infrared Saturable Absorber Devices.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Jun 73-31 Aug 75,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY ELECTRONICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Schwarz,S. E.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Gaseous saturable absorbers are studied. These absorbers are used for mode-locking of infrared lasers, particularly CO2. Nonlinear-optical coefficients and transition moments were measured. Detectors for infrared radiation were also studied. Mechanisms of point-contact detectors were determined and antenna patterns of infrared antennas measured. Potentialities of novel antenna-coupled IR detectors were explored.

Descriptors :   *Mode locked lasers, *Infrared lasers, *Infrared detectors, Gas lasers, Carbon dioxide lasers, Absorbers(Materials), Sulfur compounds, Fluorides, Antennas, Nonlinear systems

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Infrared Detection and Detectors
      Optics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE